Factors associated with opioid overdose: a 10-year retrospective study of patients in a large integrated health care system

@inproceedings{Boscarino2016FactorsAW,
  title={Factors associated with opioid overdose: a 10-year retrospective study of patients in a large integrated health care system},
  author={J A Boscarino and H. Lester Kirchner and James M. Pitcavage and Vijay R Nadipelli and Naoko A Ronquest and Michael H Fitzpatrick and John J. Han},
  booktitle={Substance abuse and rehabilitation},
  year={2016}
}
OBJECTIVE Opioid overdoses (ODs) have been increasing, and harm reduction efforts are a priority. The success of these efforts will be dependent on the identification of at-risk patients and improved access to the antidote naloxone. Therefore, to identify access to naloxone and factors associated with negative health outcomes, we conducted a retrospective study of patients with OD to identify those at highest risk of adverse outcomes and to assess the use of naloxone. METHODS We conducted a… CONTINUE READING
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